This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
A perching bird allied to the bower-birds. It has wonderfully beautiful plumage and remarkable tail-feathers, which are much prized for ladies' hats. There are twenty kinds. They live only in New Guinea and the adjoining islands.
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